It is inevitable to see changes around the world during a pandemic such as the Coronavirus we have today, particularly in the workspace. Changes and alterations are experienced around offices and workspaces as they move into a remote-friendly environment.
But what can you expect in the post-pandemic world when people return to the workplace? As more and more communities are starting to ease out of lockdowns, plans to go back to the workplace are now expected. So, part of the plan is to renovate the workplace using a measured building survey service.
The work from home scheme or remotely working from the company arrangement is slowly adapting to the new normal. It means that employers have the responsibility to welcome back their staff to work with the right safety measures in place.
For that, there are new work models that need to be implemented before they can go back to the office based model.
Among the most popular effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are increased in remote work and hybrid models of working. This is the combination of work-from-home practices with in-person work.
Home offices have become common due to instant connectivity capabilities of workers. Thus, the hybrid model has become increasingly possible, with staff working part time in-person and part time remotely.
Videoconferencing platforms have become popular in 2020 due to the fact that they enable the workforce to communicate easily as part of their work lives. In a survey data, it shows how such platforms have become a huge part of life.
Aside from the growth in revenue as evidence of the increasing use of videoconferencing platforms, a major cultural shift has been observed towards the use and acceptance of video chat and videoconferencing. That is perhaps due to the fact that videoconferencing offers more experience than a traditional conference call.
A lot of people obviously were hesitant to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, there was an increase in companies engaged in planning virtual events and conferences. So, travel, accommodation, and fees, as well as the increasing complication of travel, virtual conferences are increasingly becoming the new norm.
One of the subjects that gained popularity during the pandemic is cybersecurity. This is due to the increase in remote work and changes in the business world. With the increase in computer technology and interconnectivity, cyber threats and hacking have become more prevalent.
Risks involved in cybersecurity are reportedly growing, so companies are working to deal with the security challenges of many remote devices and vulnerable networks. The growing demand for cybersecurity will surely have a major impact across industries, particularly the construction industry.
In a move to find better places to work, it has been found out that many people are moving away from big cities since the outbreak in 2020. This also means that the rise in remote work can lead to the higher demand of real estate outside major cities.
This model intends to resume the usual routine before the pandemic.
This hybrid model is where employees visit the office when collaboration is required. But they will return home to perform their focused work. This serves as a social hub where people can meet, socialise, and work as a team.
This involves office but work without any assigned desk. That is because they work while moving between different workspaces, such as conference rooms, hot desks, lounges, and phone booths.
Instead of going to a huge office to work, employees work from smaller offices in the neighbourhoods and suburbs closer to their homes.
While employees are working from home, companies can ditch expensive leases and build on what they began during the pandemic with this model.
The construction industry will now be able to take advantage of the services offered by digital firms due to the demand of a more advanced technology. If you are in-charge of a building management team, you should prepare even more for the future of your building projects.